What are the winning Mega Millions numbers for February 5? There is a $71 million jackpot up for grabs and if your ticket matches all six numbers drawn tonight, you will be the lottery’s newest multi-millionaire.
Get your ticket out and see if today is your lucky day. Scroll down for tonight’s winning Mega Millions numbers and find out if you are the jackpot winner.
— Florida Lottery (@floridalottery) February 5, 2016
The winning Mega Millions numbers for February 5 are: 4-6-23-55-75 MB 2
How much money will you take home if you win tonight’s $71 million jackpot? If you want a lump-sum payment, the payout will be based on the cash value of the jackpot — $45 million. According to USA Mega, 25 percent of the prize amount will be withheld for federal taxes, leaving the winner with $34,275,000.
After Uncle Sam takes his share, your windfall will be subject to state taxes unless you live in a state that doesn’t tax lottery winnings. According to The Tax Foundation, the following states will not withold tax from your jackpot prize: California, Delaware, Florida, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming.
If you don’t need all the cash at once, there is the option to get the entire $71 million jackpot split into 30 annual payments. With annuity option, a single jackpot winner would get one payment of $2,366,667 per year (before taxes) for 30 years.
Mega Millions tickets can be purchased in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Check this list to find a lottery retailer near you.